So, I am happy to tell you that the contest that I put my life (and my family's life) on hold for during May is over and today they announced the winner...
I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (See here if you are interested.)
I have really enjoyed digital scrapbooking, as I am sure you are aware, since I reguarly insist on boring you with my layouts.
But I actaully really LOVE it. It is a creative outlet for me that is so exciting, and I really feel like I have something that is just mine.
There are so many parts of my life that belong to other people...and I wouldn't change my life for anything. But I am so excited to have something that I am really passionate about and that brings me some external validation.
...again, I wouldn't change my life, but if I am being honest I will tell you that there aren't very many thank yous or much appreciate for being a mom. That isn't why I do it, but having had a "job" for so many years, there is something to be said for paychecks, raises, and performance reviews.
And now with my scrapbooking, I get to share what I love and recieve feedback from others who also love it. It is such a great feeling.
So, the prize I won?
Well, it was supposed to be a one month guest spot of the creative team of the scrapbook site whose contest I won. But, they have actually offered me a full time spot on their team.
This basically means I get to scrapbook to my hearts content with all the digital scrapbooking products they have available....basically a scrapaholic's dream come true!